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Lawsuit in Washington State Aims to Halt Logging to Save Declining Spotted Owl Population
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An environmental group has sued to block logging on 50,000 acres of private timberland, arguing the state's population of northern spotted owls has been reduced by half since the 1990s.

U.S. 2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise 0.6 Percent
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

The amount of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming that were released into the air increased 0.6 percent last year, but fell in intensity when based on economic output, the government said on Tuesday.

Florida Expands Marine Reserve to Largest in North America
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press

Gov. Jeb Bush and his Cabinet voted 3-1 on Tuesday to approve a management plan banning fishing in a 61-square-mile section of Dry Tortugas National Park in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Straits about 75 miles west of Key West.

Disasters Losses May Top One Trillion Dollars Per Year by 2040
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters

Losses from extreme weather could top $1 trillion in a single year by 2040, a partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme and private finance institutions (UNEP FI) warned on Tuesday.

UN's Annan Launches Plan to Help Africa on Climate
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis and Gerard Wynn, Reuters

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched a plan on Wednesday to help Africa fight global warming, and criticised a "frightening lack of leadership" in confronting what he called one of the world's biggest threats.

Japanese Research Fleet Leaves for Annual Antarctic Hunt
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

A fleet of six Japanese whaling craft left port Wednesday for an annual hunt in the Antarctic, where they hope to kill 860 whales for a controversial research program.

Out in All Weathers: Britain's Secret Garden Nursery
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Kate Kelland, Reuters

With 22 years' experience of teaching young children, Cathy Bache is convinced outdoor education is the way forward, and now she plans to open Britain's first totally open-air nursery in Scotland, one of the coldest areas of the country.

Wildlife Law Adds to Woes of India's Tigers
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Samanwaya Rautray, Reuters

A new Indian wildlife law offers too much protection to people living in forests and threatens to further undermine efforts to save an endangered population of tigers, conservationists said on Wednesday.

Deep-Sea Trawling Destroying Underwater Mountains
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Deep-sea trawling is destroying underwater mountains teeming with marine life and causing irreparable damage to ecosystems, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Norwegian Hunters Kill 546 Minke Whales in 2006, Just over Half of Quota
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Norwegian hunters killed 546 minke whales this year, falling far short of their commercial whaling quota because bad weather spoiled much of the season, government and industry officials said Monday.

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